Saturday 14th November
We were humbled to have been contacted recently by the mother of a bride requesting our help to live-stream her daughter’s wedding, which had been postponed from earlier in the year due to COVID-19 but was rescheduled for late October. We were pleased that our live-stream services had been recommended when she started investigating solutions available to her after a rather unique problem presented itself.
The groom’s family were unable to visit the Bailiwick and the location of their home town was a 12,600km long journey
between both parties. They wanted a cost effective and feasible way of ensuring the family could be part of the day whilst remaining overseas so they employed us to deliver video coverage of their wedding ceremony, which took place in the Town Church in St. Peter Port.
We used four cameras and four microphones for the ceremony and employed an additional cameraman to ensure all the important angles were captured. Our shot list included capturing the bride arriving in a vintage car, the signing of the register as well as the reaction of the close family seated in the first few rows of the church. All of these scenes were to be broadcast live with only one chance of capturing each moment.
A church offers a number of broadcasting challenges with very limited safe cabling opportunities and an environment not conducive to broadcasting live video in high definition from within its solid stone walls. But problems only present us with opportunities to employ more of our experience and equipment that we have in our kit bag for this very reason! We can therefore offer a personalised bespoke service to match the needs of the client.
In this instance a bonded live-streaming service ensured the pictures reached their selected content delivery network perfectly. This was coupled with wireless video transmitters and the latest in wireless microphone technology which enabled us to confidently broadcast the full church service to the other side of the world so that the groom’s family could be part of the ceremony virtually in real-time.
A full recording was subsequently supplied to the couple which offered them the chance to relive their happy memories.
The number of live-streams we have delivered this year is higher than we could have ever expected, and continues to grow, presenting us with opportunities to ensure that a wide audience can still enjoy events and functions that are being organised despite us living in unprecedented times.